Epilepsiapotilas päivystyksessä

Translated title of the contribution: Managing epilepsy in the emergency department

L Kämppi, S Rainesalo, R Roivainen

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    Patients with epilepsy are referred to the emergency department due to the first, prolonged, recurring or complicated seizure. Prompt and properly targeted treatment may prevent the situation from developing into status epilepticus (SE). Adherence to a streamlined treatment chain and protocol are important prognostic factors. Drug treatment adjusted to the seizure type, potentially unknown etiology and epilepsy syndrome should be chosen rapidly while taking into account comorbidities and associated therapies of the patient. Intractable epilepsy is an indication for consultation of an epileptology unit and in cases of super-refractory SE, urgent consultation is recommended.
    Translated title of the contributionManaging epilepsy in the emergency department
    Original languageFinnish
    Pages (from-to)1521-1530
    Number of pages10
    Issue number13
    Publication statusPublished - 2020
    Publication typeA2 Review article in a scientific journal

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